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Photo of Chelsea Brasted

Chelsea Brasted

Chelsea Brasted is a culture writer in her native city of New Orleans. She has written about entertainment, travel, art, and food since 2012.

Experience: A New Orleans native, Chelsea Brasted has written about culture, food, travel, arts, and entertainment since 2012. As a staffer at the Times-Picayune and then as a freelancer, she has covered Mardi Gras, investigated cultural nonprofits, waded through floodwater, reviewed musical performances at major festivals, and interviewed celebrities like Denzel Washington, Maya Angelou, and Sting. Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Bon Appetit, the New York Times, and other publications.
Usually, the Krewe of Red beans throws a beloved, bean-themed parade. In 2020 and 2021, they turned their attention to helping the keepers of New Orleans' parade culture fed and employed.
Raw cookie dough carries the risk of salmonella, sure, but it's also so darn tasty. What is it about raw cookie that makes us risk it all for a bite?
For too long, the face of Cajun food has been male and white. A new wave of Cajun women chefs are here to change that.